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By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Teenagers aged between 12 and 17 from underprivileged areas of Rio de Janeiro have the opportunity to take free courses, in an initiative aimed at helping them gain a competitive edge when entering the job market. The initiative, run by governmental social work organization RioSolidario, is celebrating its first year in operation.

The course, called ‘Casa Futuro Agora’ (House Future Now), began in February 2016, has had more than 1,500 graduates in its first year. In addition to youths from underprivileged communities, the project is also been offered to young . . .

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